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Centon Memory/RAM?
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Aug 1, 2004, 09:51 AM
Just bought a 512mb Centon RAM stick for my PB. Installed it and the Xbench score has dropped by 3 points. From 133 to 130. Is this normal. Nothing seems slower on the notebook. Poerformace about the same.

Is this good quality RAM from CompUSA, got it for $130 seems like agood deal?

Just want to know if anyone has had problems with this RAM.

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Aug 1, 2004, 03:09 PM
CompUSA was selling 512MB sticks of DDR2100/2700 PNY memory for $94.99 plus a $30 mail-in rebate. I bought it for my PB and my GFs iBook and we have noticed a performance boost. I don't know why you would drop performance points for more memory, though. I'm not really into the whole xbench performance thing.

If you don't experience crashes or kernal panics, then the memory is fine and I guess that is just how it goes (with your xbench score). But $100-150 is pretty average for 512MB sticks of notebook ram from what I have seen.
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Aug 1, 2004, 03:22 PM
check and make sure you actually installed it correctly (apple menu-> about this mac, check and make sure the memory is what you have installed). Otherwise an xbench score is going to be influenced by a lot of factors, so don't use it as a measure of if your memory is helping you or not.
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